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CARR Seminars


Fifteen years on: Reflections on The Kursk Submarine Rescue Failure

Anette Mikes, Professor of Accounting at HEC Lausanne
Tuesday 8 December, 13.00-14.30
LRB R.505

The Kursk, a Russian nuclear‐powered submarine sank in the relatively shallow waters of the Barents Sea in August 2000, during a naval exercise. Numerous survivors were reported to be awaiting rescue, and within a week, an international rescue party gathered at the scene, which had seemingly possessed all that was needed for a successful rescue. Yet they failed to save anybody. Drawing on the recollections and daily situational reports of Commodore David Russell, who headed the Royal Navy’s rescue mission, and on Robert Moore’s (2002) award-winning book A Time to Die: The Kursk Disaster, the talk explores how and why this failure—a multiparty coordination failure—occurred.

Anette Mikes is Professor of Accounting and Control at HEC Lausanne. Her research focuses on risk management, man-made disasters, pluralistic control and dissonance.


Title: tbc (Brown Bag Seminar)

Tom Reader, Assistant Professor in Social Psychology, LSE
Date: Tuesday 12 January, 13.00-14.30
Location: Graham Wallas Room

Abstract and bio to be added soon


States of crisis 

Speakers: Olivier Borraz (Sciences Po/CSO) and Lydie Cabane (LSE/CARR)
Date: Tuesday 2 February, 13.00-14.30
Location: 32L.B.07

Since the beginning of the 2000's, crisis management is becoming prominent in Europe as well as in the US. Expert discourses on world turbulences and the multiplication of crises proliferate and shape policies and representations on crises. Looking at the development of crisis managements structures in the US and in Europe, we argue that what is at stake is a redefinition of the boundaries of the state. The neoliberal context pushes states to reduce their welfare interventions, while affirming their capacity to tackle the social, economic and environmental disruptions - caused by the very own policies they put in place - to maintain their legitimacy.


Ethical Regulation?

Speaker: Christopher Hodges, Professor of Justice Systems, University of Oxford
Tuesday 8 March, 13.00-14.30

What policies are applied by regulatory enforcement agencies, how effective are they, and how can agencies and commercial firms be more effective in delivering compliance, performance, safety whilst satisfying the norms and requirements of contemporary society and stakeholders? Can policies based on collaboration, no blame, and ethics deliver Better Regulation? Christopher Hodge explores findings from his recent book Law and Corporate Behaviour.


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